Janet Gravener

Offering Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Sports Taping

Janet is a registered osteopath and licensed medical acupuncturist. She is passionate about treating "heads" and their "aches" and in 2015 became the proud recipient of an Oustanding Achievement Award for reducing the burden of Migraine from the charity Migraine Action.

After studying for 4 years to become an osteopath, she studied post-graduately at the University of Edinburgh, obtaining a PGCE (Distinction) in the Clinical Management of Headache Disorders. She is the founder of the Cheltenham Headache Clinic.

In order to differentiate between nearly 400 different headache types. Janet works with headache sufferers, discussing their symptoms, experiences and instincts, to initially diagnose what type(s) of headache patterns seem present. The gentle assessment follows to inform both the diagnostic process and identification of any modifiable and perpetuating triggers. Then your treatment preferences combine with her advanced, evidence-based training and clinical expertise, to agree on a tailor-made management plan aimed at reducing headache severity/duration/frequency. Finally, given the variety of headache triggers and the complex genetic profiling of migraines (currently 22 different genes have been identified), Janet also works holistically, in conjunction with other healthcare professionals, e.g. dentist, doctor. nutritionalist, ophthalmologist. yoga teachers, hypnotherapist etc. where needed, to improve treatment outcomes.

Janet also hosts Educational workshops with specialist presenters. on varying topics such as food intolerances/low energy. relaxation for stress, migraine-friendly diets, stiff neck and shoulders and light sensitivity, as she believes that identifying your triggers and understanding ways to control them are important tools for the self-management of most headache conditions.

Outwith clinic, Janet supports the charity Migraine Action of whom she is a professional member and guest speaker, and also OUCH, the organisation set up to better understand Cluster Headaches, when not walking her two ageing black labradors in the beautiful Cotswold countryside.